Uses Internet Config to add type and creator codes to files.
- Requires Mac OS X
- Freeware (Donations Accepted)
What Is File Adopter?
File Adopter uses your Internet Config preferences to add type and creator codes to files that lack them. Typeless files are common on Mac OS X, and are a source of numerous frustrations. For example:
- Files without these codes may not have the proper icon or open in the proper application under Mac OS 9.
- Many applications filter their Open dialogs by file type. If a file lacks a type, the application may not let you open it.
- Applications like Interarchy use file types to determine how to upload files. Incorrect or absent types can make them do the wrong thing.
File Adopter works with simple drag and drop. It can replace existing type and creator codes if they disagree with Internet Config, or only add codes when they are absent. After adopting a file, it shows you the changes it has made. You can also hold down Shift to orphan a file, instead of adopting it. This is useful if you know that the file has incorrect codes but that the correct ones aren't in Internet Config.
For more information, please see the File Adopter Manual.